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About South Black’s Beach in La Jolla, California

The southern section of Black’s Beach, also known as Torrey Pines City Beach, is accessible through a gate at the intersection of Blackgold Road and La Jolla Farms Road. Find a parking spot on the street nearby (avoid red-painted no parking zones and driveways) and walk the long paved trail to the beach below. Parking on weekdays is limited to 2 hours which isn’t long for a beach visit with a long hike in and out. You’ll probably have surfers to watch in the waves and paragliders soaring overhead.

South Blacks Beach is considered clothing-optional by some locals so be aware if that makes you uncomfortable. The true clothing optional beach is supposed to be at Black’s Beach below the Torrey Pines Gliderport. Above South Blacks Beach is the Scripps Coastal Reserve a UC San Diego property with trails for walking to excellent views. The reserve entrance is next to a home at 9351 La Jolla Farms Road.

La Jolla Farms Rd and Blackgold Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Park Name
Torrey Pines City Beach, Scripps Coastal Reserve
City Beach
Pet Details
Leashed dogs allowed on beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).
Free street parking
Surfing, Beach Walking
No Facilities
La Jolla, US
6:54 pm, March 26, 2023
temperature icon 57°F
L: 51° H: 58°
Feels like 54.86 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:44 am
Sunset: 7:04 pm
Humidity 63 %
Pressure1019 mb
Wind 5 m/s

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Black’s Beach

0.6 miles away

Black’s Beach is a famous clothing-optional beach below a “gliderport” parking area on Torrey Pines Mesa. Blacks is a...

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Scripps Beach

0.8 miles away

Scripps Beach is adjacent to the UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus in northern La Jolla. The long concrete...

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